Restrictions imposed on candidates from Sudan sitting for the Royal Colleges online examinations: the impact of political infringements

Dr Ahmed Hashim highlights the dilemma of the restrictions imposed on candidates from Sudan sitting for Royal College exams… Virtually no aspect of clinical practice has been spared from striking disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to the necessity of reorganising how clinical services are delivered, the pandemic has introduced many complexities in […]

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Clinical research in the pandemic: views from two academics

Dr Susil Pallikadavath and Dr Anvesha Singh discuss the impact of Covid-19 on clinical research – both negative and positive… Introduction The Covid-19 pandemic has changed clinical research. Here, we explore how clinical academics have had to adapt to the challenges posed by the pandemic. We offer two views, one, from a newly graduated junior […]

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Enlightenment of COVID-19 for medical students as a major public health event

Xianqiang Yu reflects on the role of medical students in the COVID-19 pandemic… We read with great interest an article in your journal about the roles of medical students during COVID-19 [1]. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread and worsen, it raises questions surrounding medical students. From the articles published in your journal, I […]

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Night Float and the Struggle for Wellness in Medical Education

Dr James Agapoff and Dr Anandam Hilde discuss a quality improvement project to tackle the problem of sleep deprivation in trainees. The resident’s weary eyes said it all. He was finishing a 24-hour shift of a 30-day Q3 rotation (where a 24 to 30-hour shift starts every 3rd day). As a medical student waiting for […]

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COVID-19 fatigue in postgraduate trainees – how to protect our young doctors?

Dr Mallika Kaushal reports on the experience of postgraduate residents working across different specialties in various hospitals in New Delhi during COVID, and asks what can be done to support trainees at this time. In the annals of history of medicine, 2020 will be recounted as the year when the world faced an unprecedented, global […]

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Stay focused: watch out for myocardial infarction even at the time of Covid-19

By Massimo Mapelli MD, Antonio Frappampina MD, and Piergiuseppe Agostoni MD PhD   A 65-year old man presented to the emergency department with a 12-hour history of chest pain, dizziness, and nausea. ECG – as displayed by the cardiology fellow in the picture (Figure 1A) – showed an ST-elevation inferolateral myocardial infarction and the patient was […]

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